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Cultural and traditional circumstances caused thirteen-year-old Louise to not complete her school year.  She was retained in grade 3 because she had to enroll in the traditional school associated with her tribe and ethnicity.  The “Sandy Bush” is a six-month experience that teaches good citizenship skills, discernment of gifts, utilization of natural products to construct livelihood improvement items, etc.  In a nutshell, the Sandy Bush prepares adolescent girls for womanhood.  Many parents opt to not send their children to traditional schools and rather favor formal schooling options.  Louise’s father is a traditionalist.  Thanks to GPA sponsors for giving Louise another chance to achieve her dream of being the first in her family to graduate from high school.  Sponsored by: Renetta Patrick

Photos of Louise Throughout The School Years: